Friday, July 13, 2012

~*Friday Finishes*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Happy Friday!  Oh... again, I am so sorry for my delays between posts.  I really do have wants and desires to chat... to keep you updated... to talk about crafty stuff.  It just seems that Summer is keeping me very busy... or is it a certain 9yr old (almost 10yr old) boy?

Well, before I go on with my post... let me apologize for the awful pictures!  Let's just call this the post of BAD PHOTOS!  They aren't desirable... they aren't pretty... but I guess they do get my thoughts across... maybe.

The kiddo had a few play days this week that didn't require my full attention... so I did get a little painting done.

These are some old, icky salad bowls that were in a box from a recent auction.  Well, they aren't icky now!  They were before I painted them!  I lightly sanded each bowl to get the old shiny finish off ~ then gave them each a couple of thin coats of regular craft paint.  Once that was dry, I lightly sanded to scuff them up... then gave them a nice coat of Johnson's Paste Wax.  Now they look like old, cool wood bowls!  Don't ya think?

I'll be taking them to the booth at Ellie Lou's to add to my inventory.
This is what they looked like before.  I was right... icky!
During painting.
Okay, so I know those pictures weren't that bad, but this one is!
This is a vanity I found at a garage sale not too long ago.  I wanted to paint it up and take it to the booth too.  I put the white paint on it during one play date and was able to finish it off with sanding and paste wax last night while the kiddo was at a friend's house for a sleep over.  However, I couldn't move it to a great spot for a photo shoot being home alone... so you get to see it in our ratty, old garage!  (We don't have rats in our garage... just clutter.)

At least I can show you a few close~ups...
I used the same knobs that were already on the dresser.  They aren't anything fancy, but since I'm offering it for sale at the booth... I needed to keep cost down.

I love the trim over the mirror!
Here is what the vanity looked like before... laying in the back of my pick up.  Again... I was home alone & didn't get a good photo.

Check out those cobwebs & spider eggs!  EEeeeeewwwww!
The vanity is on metal caster wheels.  They are still in great condition... and roll without too much of a squeal.

I have been working on some cross stitches late at night... and a couple of needlepunches too.  I don't think we have too many plans for the weekend... so maybe I can get more done!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. I love what you did with it, looks so much nicer now with the prim look.


  2. You are really doing some wonderful things with all your repurposing projects bet they find some good homes :)

  3. That vanity looks great! And oh how I have a thing for wooden bowls (made over like you did)! I have to pick up plain (icky ones as you put it) and give them a make over too whenever I come across any! Yours look great too!

    Have a great week!


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